January 8, 2014
As I continue in my series of videos from DevOps days NYC a few months ago, here is an interview with Jonathan Reams of MongoDB.
Johnathan is systems engineer on Mongo’s DevOps team and is helping to make MongoDB, the NoSQL non-relational database, more appealing to operations.
Some of the ground Jonathan covers:
- Mongo’s huMONGOus recent round of funding
- As a NoSQL database, how is Mongo different from traditional relational databases
- How does MongoDB compare to other non-relational databases like Couchbase or Basho’s Riak
- Seeking to widen appeal beyond developers to operations
- Whats next for Mongo for both developers and ops
- Military Supply Data Search Tool Uses MongoDB – InformationWeek
- MongoDB grabs $150M in funding, now top NYC startup at $1.2B valuation – VentureBeat
Pau for now…
April 1, 2013
Back in September I posted an entry about the Modular Data Center that we set up in the Dell parking lot. Here is a time lapse video showing the MDC and the location being built out.
The MDC allows customers to test solutions at scale. It is running OpenStack and various Big Data goodies such as Hadoop, Hbase, Cassandra, MongoDB, Gluster etc…
Customers can tap into the MDC from Dell’s solution centers around the world and do proof of concepts as well competitive bake-offs between various big data technologies so they can determine which might best suit their environment and use case.
March 10, 2012
This is the 26th year of the SXSW (South by Southwest), the annual music, film, and interactive conference. Everybody whose anybody, and even a few who aren’t, are here. Yesterday the 10-day event kicked off. As a company, Dell is a big participant and sponsor from panels, to music lounges, to an entrepreneur’s UnConference, to education, to gaming.
As for the Web|Tech vertical we have taken our own guerrilla approach to participation in this shindig in our own backyard. Besides going to parties that customers and partners are throwing, Cote and I have organized a series of informal “chill and chat” meet ups for developers and tech types.
Last night we held our first soiree at Opal Divines. Here is a mini-montage I made featuring a few of the attendees:
I asked the folks to say who they are, where they’re from, who they work for and what they hope to get out of SXSW.
Our next events
If you’re around here’s where we’ll be tonight and tomorrow:
- Saturday, March 10th 7-9:00pm – Speakeasy – Downstairs (412 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX)
- Sunday, March 11th 5:30-7:30pm – Hilton Bar (Finn and Porter) (500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX)
Pau for now…
November 28, 2011
I’m getting near the end of the interviews that I did while at Hadoop World earlier this month, just one more after this (with Splunk’s CTO and co-founder).
Today’s entry features a talk I had with Nosh Petigara, director of product strategy at 10gen, the company behind MongoDB.
Some of the ground that Nosh covers
- Who is 10gen and what is MongoDB
- (0:29) How does Nosh define NoSQL
- (1:20) What use cases is Mongo best at
- (2:14) Some examples of customers using Mongo (foursquare, Disney and MTV) and what they’re using it for
- (3:08) How Mongo and Hadoop work together
- (4:03) Whats in Mongo’s future that Nosh is excited about
- Mongo Conference: MongoSV (Dec 9 in Silicon valley)
Pau for now…